Energy Efficiency Standards for Appliances (Vermont)

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Rules Regulations Policies Program

Place Vermont

Name Energy Efficiency Standards for Appliances
Incentive Type Appliance/Equipment Efficiency Standards
Applicable Sector Manufacturer
Eligible Technologies Boilers
Active Incentive No
Incentive Inactive Date 2012-03-25
Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs

Certification Requirements Manufacturers certify to the VT Department of Public Service that products are in compliance with minimum efficiency requirements. The DPS promulgates regulations governing the certification of products and may coordinate with the certification programs of other states and federal agencies.

Equipment Requirements Specified in standards

Implementing Agency VT Department of Public Service

Review Not specified; increased efficiency standards for the products currently covered may be adopted.

Test Methods Specified in standards or Vermont residential building energy standards

Date added to DSIRE 2006-06-05
Last DSIRE Review 2012-03-25
Last Substantive Modification
to Summary by DSIRE

References Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency[1]


Note: The federal government has imposed and updated appliance efficiency standards through several legislative acts,* and now has standards in place or under development for 30 classes of products. In general, states which had set standards prior to federal action may enforce their own standards until the federal standards take effect. States that had not set standards prior to federal action must use the federal standards. This summary addresses (1) state appliance standards that will be in place until the federal standards take effect and (2) products for which the federal government is not currently developing an efficiency standard. Much of the information in this summary comes from the Appliance Standards Awareness Project (ASAP). Visit the ASAP web site for comprehensive information about appliance standards. See the Department of Energy Appliance Standards website for additional information on the federal standards.

In February 2006, Vermont established appliance efficiency legislation through bill H.0253, An Act Relating to Establishing Energy Efficiency Standards For Certain Appliances. This Act created minimum efficiency standards for certain products sold or installed in Vermont. Note, standards for medium voltage dry-type distribution transformers and metal halide lamp fixtures have been pre-empted by federal standards. The act states that the Vermont Department of Public Service must determine if standards for residential furnaces and boilers require a waiver from federal preemption and if so, must apply for a waiver. Vermont has not done so as of March 2012, and therefore, there are no active standards in VT.

* These acts include the National Appliance Energy Conservation Act of 1987, the Energy Policy Act of 1992, the Energy Policy Act of 2005, and the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Public Information
Department Vermont Department of Public Service

Address 112 State Street, Drawer 20

Place Montpelier, Vermont
Zip/Postal Code 05620-2601
Phone (802) 828-2811


Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: 9 V.S.A. § 2791, et seq.

  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency"